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    Stalls of saucissons, pork in a suitcase, pigs head with crown on it, replaced by price tag.

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    Paris, France.

    Commentary in documentation states after 10 year absence, the famous 'ham fair' has returned to Paris for the two Easter weeks.... Remember the occupation when pork was obtained at farms and returned hidden in a suitcase beneath underwear.

    L.S. Elevated stalls in the market in the Boulevard Richard Lenoir. M.S. People looking at the saucissons etc., hanging in front of the stalls and shops. S.C.U. Pan along saucissons and ham. M.S. Girl cyclist going along road. M.S. She enters woodland path. S.C.U. The girl dismounts (These shots are a flashback to the Occupation when the countryside had to be searched for black market meat.) M.S. Girl arriving at farm. M.S. A litter of piglets. S.C.U. Head on shot of a large pig. S.C.U. Girl turning out underwear from suitcase as farmers wife outs piece of pork in underneath them. C.U. The piece of pork in the suitcase. C.U. Paper being placed on top of it, then the underwear replaced and lid of case closed down. C.U. Hand counting out money. Hand of farmer's copper. C.U. Woman stroking hair of farmer's little son while she puts some money into his hand. C.U. Little boy puts it into bucket and puts lid on. CU Pan along pork and sausage exhibits at the ham fair. CU Head of pig in the display with a crown on it, which is removed and replaced by a price ticket.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:50:00 / 01:40:00:00
    UN 2108 D

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